The Advance of Civilization
We slaughter more efficiently, but we don't call it war any more.
The proof that we actually do not wish for war: we fight without declaring it.
...yes, certainly, but it is our internal affair as to whom we invade.
We deployed two new division with tanks and planes into battle. The enemy is in retreat, having suffered heavy losses. The peace holds.
To demonstrate our peace-loving nature, we are willing to allow our enemy to surrender unconditionally.
We complain to the rest of the civilized world that our barbaric enemy, instead of accepting our conditions, continues to allow our pilots to kill his women and children.
Our air force has finished its bombardments, achieving a decisive success against the enemy forces. One soldier, seventy women, and one hundred children were killed.
Wolf and Goat
We have reached an economic arrangement: I won't eat your grass, and you will feed me of your own flesh.
To prove our strength, and so we can come to an agreement with the neighboring state, we have begun to bombard his undefended cities.
The enemy maliciously attempted to shoot at our airplanes, who were peacefully dropping bombs on his city.
We are willing to bring our conflict before an international conference--of course on condition that we will be found to be right.
The more the wiser man retreats, the more the smarter man contests every step.
Two Tigers in the Jungle
We met in the interest of peace. We agreed that we would hunt together.
We don't want war. A punitive campaign against the weak is enough.
Don't believe all that squawking. Once I'm done, there's always peace in the henhouse.
Sir, if you were to defend yourself, I would be forced to consider it an unfriendly act.
I have eaten my fill. Once again the higher morality has prevailed!
He came after me, while I simply was defending my interest in his wallet.
Three hundred arrested? And what do they plead guilty to?
Forty-five of the Executed
According to their own free confessions, they were attempting to knock the Earth from its orbit.
So you see, this sort of peace isn't all bad!
LN, 22 November 1937